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Ian Kilpatrick EVP Cyber Security Nuvias

major tactical and strategic cyber risks

Infosecurity Europe 2017
6th-8th June 2017: Olympia, London
Stand D100

Failures in planning, implementation and monitoring are biggest security threats to companies today, says Nuvias Cyber Security EVP Ian Kilpatrick

Free presentations on Nuvias (incorporating Wick Hill) stand from leading security industry experts - including State-of-the art Protection, Ransomware, DDoS, and Phishing

6/6/17 - Probably the biggest security threat to companies today, claims Ian Kilpatrick, EVP Cyber Security for Nuvias Group (incorporating Wick Hill) is the failure to strategically plan, implement and monitor a cyber security strategy. This is closely followed by the failure of companies to adequately train and monitor their staff in how to keep both themselves, and then by implication their business, cyber safe. Both of these security issues represent major tactical and strategic cyber risks.

Kilpatrick was speaking as Nuvias launched its prominent stand at this year’s Infosecurity Show (Stand D100). The two-storey, 99 sqm stand is located in a prime position and is visible from all areas of the venue. It features three large 3-metre screens, promoting the Nuvias vendor portfolio, and a presentation area for hosting free talks by leading industry experts.

The fascinating presentations, happening throughout the show, cover key issues in cyber security with titles such as A glimpse into the world of targeted attacks;
Preventing Fraud in a Digital World; Defending against Ransomware; Why hack when you can Phish; and DDoS – the stakes have changed. Have you? Those speaking include senior personnel from Kaspersky Lab, WatchGuard Technologies, KnowBe4 and Arbor Networks.

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab products are designed for businesses of all sizes, from networks that comprise only a handful of workstations to the most complex corporate networks. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Advanced scalability, combined with support for all types of endpoints and platforms, ensures Kaspersky solutions cope successfully with even the most challenging and dynamic network structures.

WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard provides enterprise-level network security and performance at an affordable price. Customers benefit from best-of-breed security services in a single, easy-to-manage appliance, including APT Blocker, IPS, Gateway AV, WebBlocker, App Control, DLP, Reputation Enabled Defence, Mobile Security, Network Discovery and SpamBlocker, from market-leading vendors such as Websense, AVG, Kaspersky and Lastline. Its new endpoint solutions provide protection against the growing ransomware threat, while WatchGuard Dimension provides administrators with complete visibility and insight into threats at the perimeter.

HID Global

HID Global is a leading provider of strong authentication and identity management enterprise solutions for all corporate businesses, including government and financial institutions. Their Identity Assurance solutions offer a broad range of Authentication Devices that interoperate with HID Global’s strong authentication and credential management products. HID Global’s Authentication Devices include smart cards, smart USB tokens, display cards, soft tokens, smart card readers and hardware security modules.


Avecto provides Defendpoint, a three module, integrated endpoint security suite for proactive defence in-depth. It frees users from IT limitations, while increasing endpoint security. Privilege Management allows businesses to regain control over admin rights, assigning privileges to apps, not users, to protect the operating system; Application Control protects the software environment, easily blocking unauthorised applications, defending against targeted attacks; and Sandboxing safeguards corporate data, isolating untrusted web activity, placing it in a secure container, capturing web-borne threats and providing a seamless end user experience.


KnowBe4 addresses the issue of employee vulnerability to malicious emails and provides automated, internet-based security awareness training to combat social engineering, phishing and ransomware. The training is cost-effective, continually updated, easy-to-use, requires a relatively short amount of employee time, and is suited to organisations of all sizes.

Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. The company’s leading DDoS attack protection solutions deliver network visibility, actionable security intelligence, and broad-based DDoS attack detection and mitigation.


Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business, providing a wide choice of software, systems, and cloud deployment models - including public, on-premises, and hybrid clouds. Oracle Cloud is a complete, integrated stack of platform, infrastructure, and application services. With advanced scalability and security, Oracle Cloud enables technical agility across the enterprise, connects people to information for clearer insights, and fosters efficiency through simplified workflows

More solutions
Other security solutions on the Nuvias stand include those from Check Point, Barracuda, Tenable, VASCO, Malwarebytes, Allot, ThreatTrack, OpenText and ExtraHop.

About Nuvias Group

Nuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, which is redefining international, specialist distribution in IT. The company has created a platform to deliver a consistent, high value, service-led and solution-rich proposition across EMEA. This allows partner and vendor communities to provide exceptional business support to customers and enables new standards of channel success.
The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking; and SIPHON Networks, an award-winning UC solutions and technology enabler for the channel. All three companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor partners and customers. The Group has 21 regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices. Turnover is in excess of US$ 350 million.


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